BAE Systems has completed the acquisition of Perimeter Internetworking Corp., which trades as SilverSky, a commercial cyber service provider.
The consideration of $232.5 million (approximately £144.4 million) has been funded from BAE Systems' existing cash resources, an official statement said.
SilverSky is a commercial cyber services and compliance provider, headquartered in New York, with operations in the US and the Philippines. The company currently employs approximately 400 staff and has over 5,000 customers. Ian King, Chief Executive, BAE Systems said, “SilverSky’s cloud-based email and network security solutions complement our existing portfolio and increase our presence in the United States, a very significant market for IT security. The enlarged business will offer customers an attractive suite of products and services to protect critical information and networks from the rapidly growing threat of digital crime.” SilverSky’s highly skilled sales, marketing and engineering workforce and experienced management team will join Applied Intelligence’s Commercial Solutions division, which will be led by SilverSky’s Chief Executive Officer, Tim Harvey.
McAfee Labstoday predicted that cyber attacks and security will become stealthier and warns malware will surge up to 75 percent in 2015. Cyber espionage attacks will continue to increase in frequency as long-term players will become stealthier information gatherers, while newcomers to cyber-attack capabilities will look for ways to steal sensitive information and disrupt their adversaries, the report said
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The US and the UK will be launching cyber attacks against one another to test mutual defenses following last weeks hacking of social media accounts of the US militarys central command (CENTCOM) allegedly by ISIS sympathizers. Both the nations are looking to increase sharing of information about threats and to work out how to best protect them and create a system that lets hostile states and organization know they shouldn't attack, UK Prime Minister David Cameron said in an interview published by the BBC on Friday
BAE Systems has appointed Deepak Parekh, Chairman of HDFC Ltd, as a non-executive Director and Chairman of its Indian subsidiary, BAE India. Parekh's association with BAE Systems began in 2010 when he was appointed as a member of the Company's Independent Advisory Board for India
The UK Ministry of Defence has awarded BAE Systems a 12 month £1.5 million contract to design the engineering support solution for the Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers
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